IN VIEW OF THE RECENT CHANGES MENTIONED BELOW, THE APPLICATION REVIEW TIMELINE HAS BEEN REVISED.
Researchers are strongly advised to plan and submit their IRB applications well in advance in anticipation of the long processing queue. Please click here to see the revised timeline.
1. END OF TRANSITIONAL PERIOD FOR THE HUMAN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH (HBR) FRAMEWORK
The human biomedical research regulatory framework of the Human Biomedical Research Act (HBRA) comes into full effect on 1 Nov 2018. All human biomedical research activities must then be fully compliant with the HBRA and any such activities which are not compliant, should cease.
Please refer to our revised Human Biomedical Research IRB Application Form and new Guidelines for your HBR applications.
2. IMPLEMENTATION OF VALIDITY PERIOD FOR IRB-APPROVED STUDIES FROM 1 Nov 2018
From 1 Nov 2018, the NUS-IRB has implemented a 1-year validity or all HBR conducted in NUS.
All Social, Behavioural and Educational Research (SBER) will have a 1-year or 3-year approval period, depending on the risk of the research study.
Please refer to our latest news alert for more information.